A trip through the mountains to Art


Yesterday we drove to SC to visit friends and the Greenville Museum of Art and the History Museum  It was a beautiful warm day and we had a lot of fun. The Art Museum allow photographs so I got a few of those also.

I hope you enjoy the journey.  The art phot0graphs were taken with my phone camera not my regular camera.

Neil Diamond, Sweet Caroline, is dedicated to my late husband. RIP

 

This was from the trip down to Greeneville. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

This was from the trip down to Greenville. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

White Crepe Myrtle Photograph and Copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

White Crepe Myrtle
Photograph and Copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

fluffy breezy clouds Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Fluffy breezy clouds
Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 201

 

 

 

Purple crepe myrtle photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Purple crepe myrtle
photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

Lovely landscape Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Lovely landscape
Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

side of mountain Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Side of mountain
Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

Art by Jasper Jphns Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Art by Jasper Johns
Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

 

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

 

Art work by Yoko Ono. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Art work by Yoko Ono. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

 

Sculpture. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

Sculpture. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

Sun getting lower in the sky and early evening arrives. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Matttio 2016

Sun getting lower in the sky and early evening arrives. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Matttio 2016

 

 

I love watching the clouds float across the blue skies. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

I love watching the clouds float across the blue skies. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016

 

 

 

 

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A Prayer For the Earth


Today was a busy day for me. I am much better just tired. We went to the Light Center and you go into a dome like building and in a dome shaped room. Lights and music are used for healing. This is one of their prayers.

A Prayer for the Earth

God is all-powerful Light and Love.  God is peace and harmony. God is true prosperity and perfect abundance.  God is energy.  God is Divine order and Divine right action.  God is freedom and justice.  God is wisdom, inspiration, and Divine guidance.  God is Divine intelligence and Divine mind.  God is truth.  God is true forgiveness and loving release.  God is joy.  God is life.  All those things that God is.  All nations and peoples of Planet Earth are filled and surrounded with God’s all-powerful Light and Love.  All peoples, governments, institutions, and organizations of the world are Divinely inspired to create world peace and prosperity.  Divine order and harmony, freedom and justice are established of all on Planet Earth.  Government officials, diplomats, and negotiators are God in action, acting to the highest good of all.  Civil servants, legislators, judges, and citizens are God in action. Scientists, industrialists, and bankers are God in action.  International relations are filled with Light and Love.  Government spending and taxation are filled with Light and Love.  The financial and business worlds are filled with Light and Love. Commerce and the world money supply are filled with Light and Love.  All communications and the media filled with Light and Love.  Science, technology, energy supplies, medicine, and agriculture are filled with Light and Love.  The Earth environment, flora and fauna are filled with Light and Love.  Together, we all work from our God center to create a new world of peace, prosperity and harmony.

 

Thank you, God

 

This is a revision of the prayer “World Peace and Prosperity” (1987) 2015 by Diana Miller (ne Diana Marie Zorn)

Whether we our praying for our own healing, for another’s healing or for our leaders, remember to prayer for Mother Earth always.

 

Namaste

Barbara

Earth Day


 

 

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Magnolia blooming in Black Mountain, NC. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2010

Magnolia blooming in Black Mountain, NC. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2010

 

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The Atlantic Ocean at twilight. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2009

The Atlantic Ocean at twilight. Photographed and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2009

This is a compilation of prayers about healing Mother Earth.

They are from many different spiritual paths. All prayers rise to heaven and all prayers are known to God. There is not just a certain religion whose members pray and receive answers or attention.

In this world, every prayer counts, and we are One Family living on One Mother Earth. Let us, all pray, whatever words come from your heart and soul. I hope you will see that the meaning of the different prayers is all the same.

 

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“Let us be united,

Let us speak in harmony,

Let our minds apprehend alike.

Common be our prayer,

Common be the end of our assembly,

Common be our deliberations.

Alike be our feelings,

Unified be our hearts;

Common be our intentions,

Perfect be our unity.”

— From the Rig Veda

 

 

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“It is up to us to receive and transmit our Torah.

It is up to us to see that the world still stands.

May the time be not distant

when nation will not lift up sword against nations,

neither shall they learn war any more.

They shall beat their swords into ploughshares,

for the earth will be filled with the wonder of life

Then shall we sit under our vine and our fig tree

and none shall be afraid.

—Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro

 

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“Cattle browse peacefully

Trees and plants are verdant,

Birds fly from their nests

And lift up their wings in your praise.

All animals frisk upon their feet

All winged things fly and alight once more—

They come to life with your rising.

Boats sail upstream and boats sail downstream,

At your coming every highway is opened

Before your face the fish leap up from the river.

Your rays reach the green ocean.

You it is who place the male seed in woman,

Who create the semen in man;

You quicken the sun in his mother’s belly,

Soothing him so that he shall not cry

Even in the womb you are his nurse.

You give breath to all your creation,

Opening the mouth of the newborn

And giving him nourishment.

——-From the Pharaoh Akhenaten’s ” Hymn to the Sun”

 

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“Water flows over these hands.

May I use them skillfully

to preserve our precious planet.”

—Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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“Be praised my lord because our sister

Mother Earth sustains and rules

us and because she raises

food to feed us : colored flowers

grass.

Be praised my lord for those who pardon by your love

and suffer illness and grief

Bless those who undergo in silence

the poor for whom you hold a crown

Be praised my lord for Sister Death-of-Body

whom no man living will escape

And pity those who die in mortal sin

and everyone she who minds you

bless: no second death

to bring them hurt.

Oh praise my lord and bless my lord and thank

and serve my lord with humbleness

Triumphant.”

—Saint Francis of Assisi

 

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“All living beings; all our relations.

We pray for ourselves and all persons;

for the ducks, loons, penguins, eagles and

sparrows:

for dogs, cats, monkeys, elk and earthworms;

fish, mussels, deep-diving whales;

eucalyptus and cactus, fir and roses; all our relations.

Guide us to true peace and security;

grant us protection and freedom from all

bondage;

help us to be free to be ourselves, with

respect for all.

Enfold us in the clear light of safety and

warmth and wholeness.”

—Hazrat Inayat Khan

 

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Bahama water garden. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

Bahama water garden. Photograph taken and copyrighted by Barbara Mattio 2013

“The soul of the whole of creation is one, the life behind all those ever-moving phantoms is one. Meditation on this truth and the awakening to it will harmonize the condition of the world.”

—Hazrat Inayat Khan

 

 

 

 

 

We are all One Family in the eyes of the Beloved

We are all One Family in the eyes of the Beloved

 

 

Playing for Change


This year’s sixth annual Playing For Change Day is September 24, 2016.

Here’s some of what happened in 2012, as musicians around the world Played to make the world a better place.

Sing along, dance along, hum along, work for change!

Namaste,

Barbara

 

 

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Dreams in the Night


I’ve been a bit under the weather lately, fighting off a flu that hit my second-oldest grandson hard this last week.
When I am slightly feverish, I get some odd dreams sometimes — nothing that I can remember, but enough to make me unsettled when I wake.

 

This song, by one of my favorite artists, Stevie Nicks, speaks to me of those odd dreams, fever-dreams.  The song is Moonlight (Vampire Dreams) from her 2011 Album In Your Dreams.
I hope you enjoy it.

 

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